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A lot of uncertainty on Twitter right now but we’ll still be here for you. You can also find us on Instagram (mindcharity) and Facebook (Mind). See you there 💙
The most important thing you can do for a friend being bullied is to stick by them and let them know you're there for them. You can find more information on how to help a friend being bullied, here > bit.ly/3hNtxhX 2/2
Knowing how to help a friend being bullied can be hard. In #antibullyingweek here are some tips on how to support them. * Find a time to talk. * Ask what would help. * Encourage them to find support. * Do the things you both enjoy together * Keep in contact. * Be patient. 1/2
For our full analysis and thoughts on today’s statement 👇 (10/10)mind.org.uk/news-campaigns…m
Bad ❌ And even with an inflation-level rise, benefits are fundamentally inadequate. If the goal is an economically prosperous Britain, those on the lowest incomes need adequate financial support so they can financially thrive. (9/10)
Bad ❌ Benefits rising in line with inflation and new cost of living payments won’t happen until April. But people are struggling to feed their families right now. There’s a whole Winter between now and April. (8/10)
Bad ❌ There was no specific mention of mental health in this funding. Does the UK govt know there are 1.8 million people on a waiting list for mental health support and another 8 million can’t even get on the waiting list because their problems aren’t ‘severe enough’?! (7/10)
Bad ❌ Hunt announced £3.3 billion in funding for the NHS each year for the next 2 years. But this actually amounts to a real-terms cut to NHS funding – because of inflation. (6/10)
Good ✅ There will be additional cost of living payments in the next fiscal year. (5/10)
Good ✅ The Energy Price Guarantee will continue for another 12 months (but it will increase from £2,500 to £3,000 on average ❌). (4/10)
Good ✅ The rollout of 'Managed Migration' of people from Employment and Support Allowance to Universal Credit has been delayed until 2028. (3/10)
Good ✅ Benefits will increase in line with inflation. (2/10)
Lots to talk about from today’s budget statement. We’ve outlined the good and the bad here, but scroll to the end of this thread for a link to our full response. (1/10)
Mixed emotions about today's budget statement. But right now, we're relieved that benefits will rise in line with inflation - we fought hard for this together (over 14,500 of you signed our petition calling for this). More to come on the rest of the statement later today...
Talking about mental health isn’t always easy, but a conversation has the power to change and save lives. #TimeToTalk Day is on Thursday 2 February 2023. Make time to talk – and make a difference. Get some ideas here 👉timetotalkday.co.ukjN
Do you want to connect with others and share how you’re feeling in a safe online space? Sign up to Side By Side here >bit.ly/3EoWolB 2/2
“She said that I saved her life that night. It’s one of those things I look back on when I'm depressed.” Read Alex’s inspirational blog about how Side by Side, Mind’s online forum, has helped them, and has enabled them to help others > bit.ly/3trEQPi 1/2
We've put together a template letter, and you can personalise and send it to your MP here 👇bit.ly/3tgQGfeT (2/2)
The UK Government announces its budget in just a week. We're still worried that benefits won't be raised *at least* in line with inflation. If, like us, you believe they should be, please write to your MP. (1/2)
Twitter isn't always the kindest place. This #SocialMediaKindnessDay let's make it better. Tell us in the comments about something kind you've done for someone else (or they've done for you) 💙
Incredible, life-saving work from Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind (@HFEHMind), whose specialist centre Safe Space has helped 700 suicidal people over the past year. They've been featured on Sky News - watch here 👇 (🚨 YouTube video discusses suicidetwitter.com/HFEHMind/statu…0p
If either of these sound like you, and you might be interested in speaking to the media about your experiences (with our help of course!) please get in touch with our Media team on [email protected]
📢 Receive benefits, and have experienced poor mental health which will get worse if benefits aren't increased in line with inflation.
In particular, we're looking to speak to people who: 📢Have experienced poor mental health for the first time due to the rising cost of living. or...
Help us tell your story 📢 The UK government still hasn't committed to properly supporting people in the cost of living crisis. It's impacting our mental health. We're looking for people who are willing to speak to journalists about their experiences this year. Is that you?
"We were all going through similar experiences, and I wasn’t the only one feeling overwhelmed..." Sophie blogs about how peer support at university eased her anxiety and finally made her feel she belonged > mind.org.uk/information-su…
*Can I get NHS support if I don't have an address? *Can I say ‘no’ to a treatment I don’t want? *What are my treatment options? We worked with @ItsGroundswell on this leaflet to help you know your rights to mental health support if you're homeless > bit.ly/3FnDnke
📣 Last chance to sign our petition today, calling on the UK government to raise benefits *at least* in line with inflation. We're handing it in on Thursday 👇campaigns.mind.org.uk/page/114274/pe…39
If you join #TeamMind, we will support you the whole way. We provide training and fundraising advice from our experienced team, running vest, cheer points on the route, post-race reception with massages and refreshments.  5/5
Didn’t apply for a ballot place but want to take part in the @LondonMarathon? No problem! We have some charity places available, so get applying and we’ll be in touch soon to let you know if you have a place. Apply here > bit.ly/3FbKGvE 4/5
If you applied for a ballot but didn’t get a place - don’t worry! Mind has @LondonMarathon charity places available! Apply with as much information as possible and we’ll follow up with you soon. Apply here > bit.ly/3DqOkjH 3/5
If you applied for a London Marathon ballot place, you'll hear from @LondonMarathon soon about whether you have one. If you have, congrats! Use your place to fight for mental health. #TeamMind will support you every step of the way. Register now > bit.ly/3D1V5XY 2/5
📢 London Marathon ballot results have started rolling out today! 📢. So what does this mean? We’ll break it down for you below ⬇️ 1/md
But we need your help to call for this. Sign our petition and help us speak up for those of us struggling the most 👇(3/3) campaigns.mind.org.uk/page/114274/pe…B
We need the UK government to do more on the cost of living crisis. They still haven't committed to raising benefits in line with inflation. We think they should be putting this first, and bringing forward the benefits increase right now. (2/3)
So many of us on lower incomes are already making impossible decisions between food, clothing, fuel - the basics we need every single day. And it's not even winter yet. (1/3)
'Consider the financial impact on employees of stipulated hours at home or in the office.' What employers can and should be doing to support staff with emotional and financial wellbeing during the cost-of-living crisis. businessandindustry.co.uk/employee-wellb…
Thank you to Haleem for sharing his story, and to @lolayounggg for telling it so powerfully 💙 For support, visit �mind.org.uk/speak-to-usse
If this speaks to you, speak to us 💙7
🔹 Improve staff wellbeing 🔹 Find out where you rank with workplace mental health compared to other organisations 🔹 Share best practice from Workplace Wellbeing experts. You can do all this and more with our Workplace Wellbeing Index. Sign up hermind.turtl.co/story/workplac…0gV
🚨 The cost of living crisis is an emergency. And the UK government isn’t doing enough to deal with it. At the very least, we want them to raise benefits in line with inflation. Right now. Will you help us call for this? Sign the petition here 👇bit.ly/3SOLABxuF
Feeling inspired? We have places for #LondonMarathon and #CardiffMarathon 🔽 2/2mind.org.uk/get-involved/d…C
What a day! We feel so uplifted from yesterday’s @LondonMarathon and @CardiffHalf. Our incredible #TeamMind has raised thousands for mental health. You're incredible and we can't thank you enough 💙 1/2s
We’re so proud of our runners and their dedication to fighting mental health. They've trained for months for the @LondonMarathon, all to fundraise and make a difference. Show your support and leave some words of encouragement below! 💙 2/2
📣 Come and join us tomorrow as we cheer on our incredible#TeamMindd runners who will be heading to run the@LondonMarathonn! You'll find us at miles 8.5, 13 and 25. Please come and join the party! 🎉 1/bn
"The strain households are under is now pushing many individuals’ mental health to breaking point." If the Government doesn’t act to ease the cost of living crisis, it will put the whole nation’s mental health at risk, writes Mind's Vicki Nash. businessandindustry.co.uk/managing-your-…
The UK government wants to stimulate economic growth. To do that, people need to have money left in their pockets to spend. We hope Chloe Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, confirms as soon as possible that benefits will be raised in line with inflation. (5/5)
Far from going back on their promises, the UK government should be bringing forward the benefits increase to right now. (4/5)
This is the worst cost of living crisis in a generation. A real-terms cut to the incomes of people receiving benefits would be deeply cruel. Thousands of people on benefits, many of whom have mental health problems, will struggle even more to eat or heat their homes. (3/5)
But on Wednesday, Chris Philp, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, suggested this may no longer be the case. And yesterday, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng also refused to confirm the increase would go ahead. (2/5)
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